Misters cool down hot fans at Nationals Park. (Kevin Wolf)

It doesn’t really feel like September, right? Halloween stores are open and the groceries are spilling over with fun-size candy bars. But it’s 90 degrees out. I think I heard someone order a frozen pumpkin spice Frappuccino this morning. That’s just wrong.

Temperatures threatened to hit 100 degrees this afternoon. Yes, that is strange. It would have tied a record set in 1939 when D.C.’s weather station was downtown on M Street.

In the end, we fell just short. DCA reached a high of 98 degrees. The National Weather Service mesonet website reported 99 degrees multiple times this afternoon, but site has a known issue of slight temperature errors.

This was the second-warmest Sept. 8 on record in the city.

Out at Dulles International, the temperature rocketed from 91 to 96 degrees between 1 and 2 p.m., setting a new record for the date. The old record for Sept. 8 was 93 degrees set in 1976. Baltimore reached 96 as well.

Sept. 8 records

DCA — 100 degrees (1939)
IAD — 96 degrees (2016); Old record: 93 degrees (1976)
BWI — 100 degrees (1939)

Warmest Sept. 8s on record in D.C.

1939 — 100 degrees
1872 — 97 degrees
2010 — 96 degrees
1881 — 95 degrees
1919 — 94 degrees

Temperature at National Airport

Temperature downtown at Post headquarters

This post will be updated through the afternoon.